Entries by Gene

MTB Power Increase and Back Pain Fix, All in One

Whether you suffer from mountain biker’s back (as I do) or just want more power and no future back problems I have some great news for you! It is easier than you think to increase your power and get your back feeling great again!

I have written quite a few articles on back problems and how to fix them and the advice in them is still solid and an important component to keeping you back and body healthy. After reading the wonderful book I will recommend in a second I realized

The Most Confidence Inspiring Mountain Bike (most fun too!)

Whether you consider yourself an expert, a beginner or somewhere in between the must fun and safe bike will have some the same important characteristics. Even if you are a serious cross country racer wouldn’t a bike that made steep and technical descents feel less steep and technical (without any sacrifices, i.e. extra weight, poor climbing, slower rolling) be a huge advantage?!

For some reason many bike shops tend to send riders (especially those new to the sport) out on bikes that are very unforgiving and confidence crushers, as well as bordering on dangerous. They feel the fun and confidence inspiring bikes are only for aggressive riders, not beginners or less aggressive riders. This is odd ….